Foundation Studies for Caring: Using Student-centred Learning

Foundation Studies for Caring: Using Student-centred Learning

By: Gillian McEwing (editor), Jim Richardson (editor), Alan Glasper (editor)Paperback

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As a trainee healthcare professional, you need a textbook that will help you excel on your course. However, you also need one which will equip you with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of your future professional life. Congratulations -- you've just found it! Why is this book different? To help you fully engage with what you're learning, Foundation Studies for Caring has been designed with your interests and knowledge in mind. It is packed with scenarios and activities for you to explore alone or in your learning groups. These activities make study more enjoyable, but also help you to develop professional-level skills in critical thinking, problem solving, reflection, teamwork and more. What does it cover? A huge range of chapters look at the core issues to do with caring -- and every one has been written by an experienced lecturer or practitioner, so your learning is supported by a team of experts. There are direct links between theory and clinical skills, lots of illustrations of evidence-based practice and plenty of interprofessional examples throughout. And there's more! Foundation Skills for Caring Using the same engaging style, our comprehensive sister book guides you through practical skills with 'how to' explanations, clear diagrams and integrated online demonstrations. Chapter links make it easy to move between the volumes and build a full picture of today's healthcare environment. Visit the product homepage for Foundation Skills for Caring here: Companion Website Visit specially-created chapter pages including more subject information, video clips and study aids -- all at:

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About Author

ALAN GLASPER is Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, UK. He is on the Editorial Board for the British Journal of Nursing. GILL MCEWING is Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing and Community Studies, University of Plymouth, UK. JIM RICHARDSON is Head of Division, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, UK. There are also a number of prestigious contributors to this book, bringing experience of teaching and practice from a variety of backgrounds.


Introduction Study Skills; C.Rees& A.Glasper PART 1: INSIGHTS INTO THE CONTEXT OF CARING Interprofessional Learning; J.Morgan Evidence-Based Practice and Research; T.Pengelly Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues; L.Rogers Communication; A.Glasper& J.Quiddington Culture; J.Richardson Public Health and Health Promotion; G.Clay Healthcare Governance; A.Glasper& R.Farrelly PART 2: INSIGHTS INTO ESSENTIAL CARE ISSUES Moving and Handling; M.Aylott Nutritional Assessment and Needs; P.Jackson Fluid Balance in Children; V.Lockyer-Stevens Fluid Balance in Adults; A.Francis Infection Prevention and Control; M.Bennallick Pharmacology and Medicines; J.Bastin& K.Jackson Pain Management; E.Mann Safeguarding Children; H.McCluskey& M.Robbins Safeguarding Adults; M.Robbins, H.McCluskey& J.Dedmen PART 3: INSIGHTS INTO CARE WITH CLIENT GROUPS Maternity; B.Rees& C.Rees Care of the Neonate; M.Aylott Care of the Child and Young Person; A.Glasper, J.Kelsey & G.McEwing Care of the Acutely Ill Child; G.McEwing& J.Kelsey Care of the Adolescent; M.Cooper, A.Glasper& C.Taylor Care of the Adult - Surgical; K.Hambridge& G.McEwing Care of the Adult - Medical; M.Chambers, A.Kane& K.Tattersall Care of the Older Adult - Community; C.Gibbon& A.Cochrane Mental Health; J.Rawlinson Learning Disability; K.Humphrys, T.Gilbert & N.Jackson PART 4: INSIGHTS INTO CARE SETTINGS Rehabilitation; S.O'Connor Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Palliative Care; L.Rogers& P.Turner Emergency Care and Interventions; J.Knight& R.Palmer Child Emergency Care and Resuscitation; J.Kelsey& G.McEwing Adult Emergency Care and Resuscitation; J.Heath HIV and Infectious Disease Management; V.Melby Primary Care; S.Maslin-Prothero, S.Ashby& S.Taylor Complementary and Alternative Medicine; A.McConnon

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780230552685
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 768
  • ID: 9780230552685
  • weight: 1854
  • ISBN10: 0230552684

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